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Weekly episodes with some of the best OCD therapists and researchers in the world, as well as the occasional rambling from myself, Stuart, the host of the show. Interviews every Sunday and stories every Wednesday.

 

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Disclaimer: This podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek therapy from a trained professional.

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Storytime – February Fifteenth: My Obsession With Obsession

It’s storytime… PJ shares his OCD story with us. PJ talks about about how his compulsions went from overt physical ones to more internal compulsions. He shares his journey towards recovery. Hope it helps.

This Wednesday version will only be on itunes and other podcast apps. It will not be on YouTube like the interview episodes. You can also listen here through the audio player below.

Here is the written version of PJ’s story: “February Fifteenth: My Obsession With Obsession”.

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This podcast is also brought to you by nOCD. Download the app for free and they will donate $0.50 to an OCD charity on your behalf: http://m.treatmyocd.com/ocdstories

Enjoy,

Stu

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Living With Uncertainty

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In episode 57 of the podcast I talk about how living with uncertainty can help you overcome OCD. I discuss some ways to accept uncertainty better, and how to live with the open question. To be ok with not knowing if the thought is real or not. This is really tough, but in time it’s a skill that will kick OCD’s butt. I hope it helps.

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Storytime – From Contamination OCD To The BBC

It’s storytime… Louise share’s her contamination OCD story. Louise shares how it affected her life, what she has done to get better and offers hope for others in a similar situation. Hope it helps.

This Wednesday version will only be on itunes and other podcast apps. It will not be on YouTube like the interview episodes. You can also listen here through the audio player below.

Here is the written version of Louise’s story: “From Contamination OCD To The BBC“.

Share your story >

This podcast is also brought to you by nOCD. Download the app for free and they will donate $0.50 to an OCD charity on your behalf: http://m.treatmyocd.com/ocdstories

Enjoy,

Stu

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ERP for Pure O

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In episode 56 of the podcast I cover a question I have been asked and seen around the web many times, “how do I do ERP for Pure O?”. There are many great ways of doing this, however I share a couple ways on this episode, focusing on a technique called imaginal exposure in particular. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is best done with a therapist as it can be quite emotionally challenging and the therapist is trained to help you get the most out of it.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain – Mark Twain

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Storytime – Ignorance & Total Annihilation: Two Odd Supports For OCD Recovery

It’s storytime… Every Wednesday I will be releasing an additional podcast to the Sunday interviews. The Wednesday episodes will be a reading of one of the stories from the site. I put it to the vote and everyone said they wanted a story version of the podcast. The goal is to offer even more through the podcast by delivering a weekly story you can listen to, whenever you like.

This Wednesday version will only be on itunes and other podcast apps. It will not be on YouTube like the interview episodes. You can also listen here through the audio player below.

It was only fitting that the first story was from my first ever podcast episode with Mark Freeman. Mark is an inspiration and looks at recovery through a different perspective.

Here is the written version of Mark’s story: “Ignorance & Total Annihilation: Two Odd Supports For OCD Recovery“.

Enjoy,

Stu

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Professor David Veale – OCD Psychiatry and Research

In episode 55 of the podcast I interviewed Professor David Veale. David is a consultant psychiatrist in cognitive behavioural therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS trust and the priory hospital North London. He specialises in OCD and BDD among other things. David is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is the author of the book “overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder” and is a trustee of the charities OCD Action and the BDD Foundation.  

Professor David Veale

In my conversation with Professor Veale we discussed how to maximise results in therapy, how to get more out of ERP homework, advice on becoming an OCD therapist, Compassion Focused Therapy, and his research in OCD. Enjoy!

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Alison Dotson – Being Me With OCD

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In episode 54 of the podcast I interviewed Alison Dotson. Alison is an OCD advocate and author of the book “Being me with OCD: How I learned to obsess less and live my life”.

Alison Dotson

I enjoyed chatting with Alison. She does a lot for the OCD community, and she does it with a smile. Her book was enjoyable to read and if you haven’t checked it out, give it a go (links below). In this episode we talk about her OCD story which includes religious and sexual orientation OCD themes. Advice for seeking help, the keys to Alison’s recovery, using exposures in your everyday life, how having a support group can help and the ‘obsession in a box’ technique. Enjoy!

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Kat Nicole – OCD 1 Year On

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In episode 52 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed YouTuber (Shalom Aleichem) and OCD blogger Katlyn Nicole on her journey of recovery from OCD. Kat was on the podcast exactly one year ago.

Katlyn Nicole

Due to a technical issue I lost the first half of the podcast. The second half that I still have contains a lot of good information. Kat is an intelligent young lady, she knows her stuff around OCD. We talked about talking openly about OCD, advocacy, how to explain to someone who doesn’t have OCD what OCD is. We talk about creativity and goals, and Kat shares her advice on how to live an amazing life. Enjoy!

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